Suffolk University and The Boston Security Analysts Society Present The Power of the Proxy: Proxy Responsibilities of the Institutional Investor


For more information, please call:
Mariellen Norris at 617-573-8450 or Tony Ferullo at 617-573-8448

Institutional investor activism in voting proxies is on the rise. Fiduciary responsibilities require an exercise of judgment and board of director stewardship in the post Sarbanes-Oxley world. Buy-side firms can no longer waste votes. SEC requirements about proxy voting disclosure will make accountability a key issue for money managers and beneficiaries beginning in 2004. This will be the topic as Suffolk University School of Management and The Boston Security Analysts Society (BSAS) co-host a forum, The Power of the Proxy: Proxy Responsibilities of the Institutional Investor, on Tuesday, October 21, from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at Suffolk University Law School, 120 Tremont Street, Boston.

The rules of proxy disclosure are being revised by the SEC with final guidelines possibly available before the forum. The panel discussion will cover the anticipated changes in corporate governance as fiduciary considerations become more prominent.

As part of the forum, the behavior modification of institutional investors will be explored in a line up of eminently qualified panelists including:

  • Susan P. Koniak, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
  • Jennifer E. Bethel, Associate Professor, Boston College
  • Ross Fuerman, Professor of Accounting, Suffolk’s Sawyer School of Management
  • Mark Rowe, LL.B., Bentley College, Center for Business Ethics
  • Christopher Robertson, Former Sr. Counsel SEC Division of Enforcement Seyfarth Shaw
  • David W. Smith, President American Society of Corporate Secretaries
  • Floyd Norris, Chief Financial Correspondent of The New York Times
  • Jamie Heard, Chief Executive Officer, Institutional Shareholder Services
  • Tom Bowman, President Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), will be the moderator.

Cost for the forum is $65, including a reception that follows the panel. For more information on the forum, please call Mary Jane Walker at Suffolk University, 617-573-8044. To register, please call the BSAS at 617-426-0270 ext. 36, or visit Space is limited.

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